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San Ignacio (Sinaloa) is a small coastal town in Sinaloa. It is one of Mexico's designated Pueblos Mágicos.

Church in San Ignacio



San Ignacio was founded in 1633 by Jesuit priest, Diego González de Cueto.

Before the arrival of the Spanish, the town was inhabited by various indigenous groups, particularly the Piaxtlas.

Get in


There is no first-class bus service to San Ignacio. Your best bet is to take a taxi. From Mazatlan, the 65 km journey will cost about M$1000 and the trip will take about 2 hours.

Get around

Map of San Ignacio (Sinaloa)

The downtown area is compact and easily walkable, but the town is remote and getting anywhere will require a taxi ride. Have your hotel concierge call a secure taxi, or you can find taxis waiting near the Parque San Ignacio.


  • 1 Plaza San Ignacio, Independencia. Beautiful town square with a large kiosk, walking paths with benches, and carefully landscaped grounds.
  • Las Labradas archaeological site. Home to more than 700 carvings in volcanic rock


  • Barras de Piaxtla




  • 1 La Vinata de los Zúñiga, Porvenir 303, +52 696 107 2578. Daily 08:30 - 21:00. Casual family-style restaurant with rustic decor with views of the river. Inexpensive but tasty breakfasts, menu is mostly burgers and light casual fare. Locals recommend the Gueguere burger.




  • 1 Hotel Anjolin, +52 696 962 5050. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Traditional Mexican-style hotel with rooms set around a central courtyard. Open-air patios, covered parking on-site. Spacious clean rooms. Friendly service.



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